|Ron Bryce, M.D.
Ron moved to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in 1986 after graduating from medical
school at Oral Roberts University. He completed residency at John Peter Smith
Hospital in 1989 before studying Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta.
Ron has been an Emergency Room doctor in several hospitals in Texas and Louisiana,
including those in Lancaster, Waxahachie, Athens, Mesquite, and Ennis. He
recently became the medical director for an Urgent Care Center in Waxahachie.
Ron says, "We need an Urgent Care Center right here in Red Oak", and he's
determined that we will get it sooner rather than later.
Ron and Lydia
Ron's favorite day came in 1991 when he wed Lydia Price of
Shreveport. Since then, additions to the Bryce family include
Daniel (14), Blair (12), Joseph (10), and Brooke (8).
Lydia is a loving wife and mother, but she also stays fully involved in Red Oak as a real estate agent. She now serves on the Parks and Recreation Board, and was on the bond committee last Fall. Many acquainted with her don't know this, but before marrying Ron she traveled in the U.S. and internationally as a Christian singer.
Caring for People
of the things that first attracted Ron to Lydia was that they
each came from missionary families. Lydia was with her family
serving in Bangkok,
|Eldon and Donna Bryce
|A Clinic in Haiti
Thailand when she was a child. Since
the 1980's, Ron's parents have spent most of their time working
as missionaries in Haiti. Ron continues the family tradition
of Christian ministry wherever he can. He's ministered to
people as a "missionary doctor" in
the jungles of Haiti and Jamaica, as well as in under-served
closer to home. In 1996 Ron founded Boanerges, Inc, a non-profit
Christian medical ministry for the homeless. Ron networked
with local churches to provide medical care coupled with
prayer and counseling. Ron founded Prepaid Medical Services
in 2000. This service has provided medical care for hundreds
of uninsured working people in the DFW area. Ron currently
serves on the board of directors for Abundant
This organization provides food, education, and medical care
for poor children in Haiti. http://www.feedachildhaiti.org
|Bryce Family Musicians
God has a way of changing our plans. As a young
man, Ron planned to be a musician and composer. He had grown
up in a family that played gospel music together, traveled,
and performed on radio and television.
Ron studied music, became an accomplished pianist, and enrolled in college for a degree in music. But later it became clear there was a calling on his life to go into medicine. He laid aside his aspirations for a career in music and began studying to become a doctor.
The word "doctor" means "teacher", and the term suits
Dr. Ron Bryce well. Ron has experience:
- as a Sunday school teacher,
- as a high school biology teacher,
- as an assistant professor at Louisiana State University,
- as a mentor of doctors, nurses and medical students.
Ron also coaches youth basketball in the ROYBA league.
Radio Show Host
|Ron and Lydia at
hosted the weekly Christian Medical Show on radio station
KKGM last year. The show was a forum for current medical
has been active in the Pro-Life movement for many years.
His article "The
Killing of A Non-Person" has
been widely distributed and quoted. Ron enjoys writing, and
is currently working on a book titled "Secrets of the Body".
A New Candidate
is excited about the campaign for Mayor of Red Oak. His
experience as a member of the Red Oak Charter Review
Committee, as a member of the Phil Gramm delegation to
the 1996 Republican National Convention, and as a volunteer
for the Bush 2004 campaign in Ellis County have helped
prepare him for this race. How does it feel to be a first-time
candidate? "It's a lot more fun than I ever imagined," he says. "I
meet people every day that are charged up and ready to
go with this campaign. My energy level goes up when I'm
around them." Ron is positive about the future of Red Oak.
He says, "We're
now beginning a new phase of growth and development. But
we need to make sure the 'heart' of Red Oak remains strong
and true. Our heritage is much more important than just
growth for the sake of growth. If we work together to ensure
that growth and development benefit everyone, the future
of Red Oak will remain bright." Why does Ron want
to be Mayor of Red Oak? "I want to care for people and serve all the people of Red Oak", he says. "My
life is dedicated to serving God by caring for people."